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Re: Re:SPU & Insects

Arnold;  If I remember right, in raiseing roses you plant garlic in the beds to keep aphids away, this would eliminate one of the reasons for the ants to be there also. 
Stone's Iris Garden
23801 Shake Ridge Rd.
Volcano, CA 95689
                                   3500 ft. elev. 55 miles SE of Sacramento, California
                                                    Sunset Zone 7
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 6:33 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re:SPU & Insects

I just happened to read in the paper this morning that ants hate garlic.  So it would seem, if that's so, an easy solution would be to make a spray containing garlic juice (chew the garlic up in a blender, strain, and use the juice) and wet the base of the plants early in the morning before any ants crawl up.  Or, I suppose, one could dust with garlic powder.  Worth a try, and certainly both cheap and organic.
Arnold & Carol Koekkoek
38 7th Street, NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
e-mail  koekkoek@mtcnet.net

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